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International Crimes Tribunal

War tribunal set to get own manpower

After four and a half years of its formation, the International Crimes Tribunal is going to get its own manpower for the smooth functioning of the special courts dealing with the sensational trial of the war crimes accused. In an advertisement published in different daily newspapers on September 11, the tribunal authority sought to recruit third and fourth class employees for 54 posts, bringing an end to a long-drawn-out process, the need for which was felt ever since the tribunal's...

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

Charges pressed against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

The prosecution today pressed eight charges against three war crime accused for their alleged crimes against humanity in Bagerhat during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68. The trio joined the Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of...

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

A special tribunal in Dhaka today fixed October 13 for passing an order regarding the contempt of court proceedings against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist,for allegedly demeaning the tribunal. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan fixed the date after both the petitioner and defence counsels completed their submission...

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

The body of convicted war criminal Abdul Alim, who died of cancer yesterday, was handed over to his family members after his autopsy this afternoon. Khalid Bin Alim,a son of Alim, received the body from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital authorities at noon, Farman Ali, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail, told The...

War crimes convict Alim dies

War crimes convict Alim dies

War criminal Abdul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 offences, died of cancer at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this afternoon. A former BNP minister, the 83-year-old breathed his last at 1:15pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of cardiovascular unit of the hospital in Dhaka, Brigadier General...

War Crimes Suspects

Bagerhat trio to face 8 charges

The Investigation Agency of International Crimes Tribunal has found evidences of involvement of three war crimes suspects of Bagerhat in crimes against humanity committed during the country's Liberation War in 1971. Investigators brought eight charges in the final probe report against Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68, for their involvement in the killing of around 714 civilians and forced conversion of 200 Hindus of Bagerhat during the Liberation War. The agency...

War Crimes Trial

Govt mulls reshuffle in prosecution

The government is planning to reconstitute the prosecution team of the International Crimes Tribunal against a backdrop of longstanding infighting and lack of coordination between its members. “I am planning to reshuffle the prosecution team members after the delivery of the verdicts [in the pending cases], since there are some disagreements and ego clashes between them,” Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star yesterday. “Those who are performing well will stay in the [prosecution] team, and those who cannot do...

Evidence found against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

Evidence found against 3 Bagerhat 'Razakars'

Investigators today said they have found evidence of eight wartime offences against three “collaborators” of Bagerhat. The investigation agency of International Crimes Tribunal came up with the announcement on completion of its probe against Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, Khan Akram Hossain and Abdul Latif Talukder. The offences include killing of 750 people, abduction, forced...

ADDRESSING INTERNAL CONFLICTS

Govt may reorganise ICT prosecution: Anisul

Govt may reorganise ICT prosecution: Anisul

The government may reorganise the prosecution team dealing with war crimes cases at the International Crimes Tribunals, so that the team can function smoothly. “I am planning to reshuffle the prosecution team after International Crimes Tribunals finish delivering verdicts in the pending cases since there are some disagreements and ego-problems among the prosecutors,” Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star this evening. He said the change will be brought in the prosecution team to remove their internal conflicts. “Those, who are performing well, will stay in the team, and those, who cannot do well, will go,” the law minister said. Anisul said he believes that the tribunals will deliver the verdicts in...

Jabbar indicted for war crimes

Jabbar indicted for war crimes

A tribunal in Dhaka today framed five war crimes charges against former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Jabbar, who was chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee in Pirojpur in 1971, has been charged with killing, mass killing, looting and forced conversion committed during the nine-month war. The fugitive suspected had “played a key role” in the formation of the Razakar Bhahini and had “led the force” in committing crimes in Mathbaria area. After framing the charges, International Crimes Tribunal-1 set September 7 for starting the trial through hearing opening statements. Both prosecutor Zahid Imam and defense counsel Mohammd Abul Hasan...

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